To the Best of Our Knowledge

Series produced by Wisconsin Public Radio

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To the Best of Our Knowledge is a radio show about big ideas that fuel deep insights into our world through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.

We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever took?

Once we pick the theme, we dig in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all. And hopefully, when we’re done, we’ve animated the questions along with the answers, opening both our own minds and yours.

TTBOOK is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information. Hide full description

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever... Show full description


Additional Files

114 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Difficult Summer Beach Reads" - The summer reading lists are here. But if you have time for a new book, why not read something more subs...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Religion Without Doctrine" - Is spiritual experience, not belief, the basis of religion? This hour, a curious look at faith. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Pick Your Poison" - A weapon? A medicine? A murder mystery plot? Take your pick. HOUR TWO: "Who's Watching Us" - Think you've got noth...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Why Do We Meet?" - Studies show we're all disappointed with our friendships. Is it time to rethink the way we gather? HOUR TWO: "Worsh...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Born, Again" - We've all been born. But some of us, through a number of ways, experience rebirth. What does it mean to be born again? ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Weird World Of Mushrooms" - They can heal you. They can also kill you. This hour, take a trip into the wild world of toadstools. HOUR ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Music Beyond Genre?" - You listen to more than one kind of music. Why not make all kinds of music? This hour, music without rules. HOU...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "How To Be An Ethical Traveler" - Uttakleiv, Norway, population 13, is inundated by 250,000 tourists every year. This hour, how can we t...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: 'Loving Bees' - Bees are endangered, but all over the world, people are stepping up to save them — in backyards, science labs, and the ur...

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Listen To Your City" - What's it like to explore a city with your ears? Depends on how your listen. HOUR TWO: "Magical Thinking" - Doe...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
HOUR ONE: "Hope: Are We Really Doomed?" - Can hope co-exist with cataclysmic realities like climate change? We conclude our "Hope" series with a lo...

  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Hope: How Do We Make It?" - We continue our three part series on hope. Can you create it through activism, faith, music or some other ac...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Hope: Where Does It Come From?” – We begin our three part series on hope. Is it something we’re innately born with or something we can c...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Making Waves (Live)" - What happens when the rest of America wants your water? Join us live from Milwaukee as we celebrate a lake. HOU...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is This The Socialist Moment?" - It was a dirty word 25 years ago. But now, more politicians are identifying as Socialists. Has the move...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Center Of The World" - Opiate addiction. Lost jobs. Lost hope. Producer Charles Monroe-Kane heads back to his Ohio hometown to see why p...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is the Internet Built for Everyone?" - They say "don't feed the trolls" — but why should racist and sexist trolls get to own the web? Wa...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "If Your Clothes Could Talk" - Unless you're a nudist, you probably wear clothes. But if they could talk, what would they say about you? ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Against Cynicism" - Why is the world so cynical? This hour, an irony-free exploration of cynicism. HOUR TWO: "Hip Hop Future" - "Strai...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59